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Originally posted by Hezadancer Hezadancer wrote:

Can adtards please understand that the breathy Charline Yi -esque vocals are not relevant anymore? Stop f**king telling me about needing a brain because anyone with a brain would know better than to take classes from the degree mill of Phoenix. How about we just stop all the AY YO YOU WANT A BETTER PAYING JOB? GET TO COLLEGE! I'm sorry but college is not a one way ticket to mo' money, trust me. The less people we have diluting my degree the better.
Especially those diluting your degree with an 8 week certificate of completion from these pseudo "universities". Unfortunately now days with the exception of selective fields a general degree plus $1.95 will get you a cup of coffee at Denny's or a night shift manager position (salaried and working twice the hours for a few dollars more than a counter clerk) in fast food. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tikibagger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2016 at 2:53pm
me too..the second those snarky warbles comes on the volume is DOWN--and this has spawned a new renaissance in EXTRA MUTOLOGY in this casa
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jnoble Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2016 at 7:02pm
Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

I felt like crap before I watched that and now I feel worse...

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I hear you. I'm currently trying to upgrade my professional status and things like this don't help
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Originally posted by CapeCat CapeCat wrote:

Not only that, but the attitude of some of the "students" in the ad is so damn off-putting.  OK kids...I get it that you're working AND studying at the same time.  Lots of us did, with no fanfare...and did so without giving the stink-eye to our employers, or  wagging the " F-off, go away" hand to the poor tired security guard  trying to close the library...(don't get me started about the public breast-feeding scene ConfusedConfused).  As a potential employer, I certainly would not appreciate the snark attitude that "you'd hire ME if YOU had a brain".  Add the thoroughly awful, completely gutted and utterly misinterpreted rendition of a classic song, and this ad is already in the running for worst of the year.


You just summarized the entire hipster generation to a tee.
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Originally posted by tikibagger tikibagger wrote:

I just saw the epic LONGER version of this and..much MUCH worse. Even more affected dramatic squawking...ugh!!


It's absolutely horrible isn't it? The 30 second ad is pretty unbearable but every once in a while - like last night - they air the super extended version of this POS. 
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Originally posted by Hezadancer Hezadancer wrote:

Can adtards please understand that the breathy Charline Yi -esque vocals are not relevant anymore?

Good comparison, that voice was the exact reason why I could not take stand her mousey, whiny character on "House M.D."

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HA i thought she was pretty great on House but that still doesnt excuse this excrement...this is far from the only ad that uses this overdone 'amateur' voice strategy and deconstruction of old songs, but  its head and shoulders tHE WORST
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Originally posted by ThatNerdInPhilly ThatNerdInPhilly wrote:

Originally posted by Hezadancer Hezadancer wrote:

Can adtards please understand that the breathy Charline Yi -esque vocals are not relevant anymore?

Good comparison, that voice was the exact reason why I could not take stand her mousey, whiny character on "House M.D."
 
 
This snarky hipster bitch should take that cancer stick light it and stick it up her cookie or her unwiped a-hole! I don't know if she is the singer but, she comes across as another millenial entitled beeitch. Though the country is already f*d up God help us when Congress starts getting infested with millenial politivsl crooks and when we elect the first millenial POTUS... I'll admit my generation the baby boomers started all this devolution to mediocrity, vapidity and nastiness but the millenials have taken the reins and are speeding their way on the road to hell with selfish intentions. I know most here are millenials but I'm not impressed with this generation's appetite for political correctness, open borders, hipsters and lack of manors and courtesy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote zippyjet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 2016 at 6:37am
I never knew about this till I listened to Howard Stern several weeks ago. "The Vocal Fry." Where women vibrate their voice. Especially with hipster singers like I'm Living The Life of Dreams and this horrible U of Phoenix commercial. Thought we were done with this campaign but just when I thought it was safe (not hearing commercial for weekd) I heard it yesterday. Check out the link about Vocal Fry.


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ahh howard..i wish he were back on normal radio--he made my morning commute far more tolerable
of course, I no longer DO my morning commute as I no longer have my pre-recession JOB

gracias, DUBYA

and yes the fry is utterly despicable..so is this pitch challenged 'so natural' singin' affectation
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Originally posted by zippyjet zippyjet wrote:

I never knew about this till I listened to Howard Stern several weeks ago. "The Vocal Fry." Where women vibrate their voice. Especially with hipster singers like I'm Living The Life of Dreams and this horrible U of Phoenix commercial. Thought we were done with this campaign but just when I thought it was safe (not hearing commercial for weekd) I heard it yesterday. Check out the link about Vocal Fry.



That is so spot on! 8min 40sec mark "I caaaame in with waaaalls up" 

It is a 'thing' a horrible annoying thing. Upbeat and then the tone drops to this dragging croaky voice..almost slow like they downed 3 Xaxax's  My god, I couldn't handle that! I was about 11, 12 when that whole Valley Girl talk was popular, that song from Zappa and I recall that kind of talk was f'ing unbearable!
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Originally posted by ALE515 ALE515 wrote:

So this commercial is pretty much saying that if you don't get hired, it's because the boss or hiring manager don't have a brain. Not that your resume sucked or don't have the experience, no. It's because they are the ones without a brain.


Bingo!  You just nailed the most annoying part of this ad, as far as I'm concerned.
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and so it IMMEDIATELY appears --the duck face looker and the FU to the security guard
are possibly as annoying as Squawky McHipsters WARBLIN
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There's not a whole lot of commercials that REALLY piss me off, but every time this commercial comes on I just want to CHOKE this b*tch and everyone who had a hand in producing this commercial! Even the Buick ads aren't this bad. I HATE THIS COMMERCIAL! I hate it so bad I joined this forum because I hate it so much. Hate is not even a strong enough word. So glad I graduated from someplace ELSE.
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Originally posted by SqaurePeg61 SqaurePeg61 wrote:

Originally posted by ALE515 ALE515 wrote:

So this commercial is pretty much saying that if you don't get hired, it's because the boss or hiring manager don't have a brain. Not that your resume sucked or don't have the experience, no. It's because they are the ones without a brain.


Bingo!  You just nailed the most annoying part of this ad, as far as I'm concerned.
They tend to advance to their highest level of incompetence.Wink
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Yeah, And how many ditch out after all that time.Unhappy
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Originally posted by Adznem Adznem wrote:

Yeah, And how many ditch out after all that time.Unhappy
I think you're addressing the ones who are set-up with good money and retirement who go for the greener grass. Of course I could be wrong.
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Are women as oppressed as this ad leads me to believe?
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Originally posted by tikibagger tikibagger wrote:

and so it IMMEDIATELY appears --the duck face looker and the FU to the security guard
are possibly as annoying as Squawky McHipsters WARBLIN
Duck face looker? Nothing wrong with having a "special liking" for quacks (the bird kind, not our politicians/lawyers etc.) Ducks need lovin too! Tongue
 
She is a looker, and this character knows it. She'd be the kind with perfect pedi toes, take off her shoes and eeech, the smell of fetid fromage comes wafting up further assault on the kindly boss or security guard putting up with her BS. as she does her schoolwork for that diploma mill. However, squawky Mc. Hipster warblin gets my vote as number one annoyance!Angry
 
burn black woman duck face
Even "Precious" is sportin a ducky face!
 
That Aflec Duck ate too many dung beatles or whatever quackers throw down!
 
 
Zaftig "blubber ducky" would need an "Extra Seat" when flying on an airliner!
 
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duck face and vocal 'fry'--its a McPick PAIR

can uh git a MIC PICK TOO
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Originally posted by tikibagger tikibagger wrote:

duck face and vocal 'fry'--its a McPick PAIR

can uh git a MIC PICK TOO

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Make it STOOOOP BeForE I LOoSE MY BRAINS!!!
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has anyone noted they recut it with a war injury reference? That pandering crap was NOT in it when it first aired...i like the cynical BONE thrown at the soldier contingency to make this less COLLEGIATE

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Eh, I found out who actually signs this pile of crap. Some girl going by the hip one word name "Roarke"
One of those YouTubers - like Justin Bieber, that Megan Trainer artist, etc - that's trying to spawn a career.

 https://www.youtube.com/c/roarke

Nothing original on her page, covers of Radiohead, Nirvana, Adele, John Lennon..........
.....destroyed by that insipid voice!

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To me, these indie, artsy, folksy women singers sound like prepubescent boys. Colbie Callait comes to mind.

Stop butchering classic tunes with this breathless, pathetic creaking.
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